Some Marshall Refurbished Routemasters started in November 2005 on the 9 & 15 for tourists, covering parts of each route. Each route shows just plain 9 or 15, but they are known as 9H and 15H.
Each route requires only 5 buses plus 3 spares and they run from 09:30 to 18:30 daily, the 15 on a 15 minute headway and the 9 on a 20 minute headway. Click on the thumbnails to see the image.
9H & 15H
RM1218 is in Piccadilly on route 9 in 2009 celebrating 50 years of the Routemaster, This is of course operating as a Heritage bus running to Aldwych prior to the changes which curtailed the route at Trafalgar Square.
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RM1941 as seen on the heritage part of the 15 in The Strand in April 2006.
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From 2006, starting off with the 9, in the Strand in the bright April sunlight is RM1640.
The difference between the First & Stagecoach examples apart from the gold company names is the front number plate. First use silver on black.
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Heading towards the Aldwych is RM1776 showing off it's adverts for the British Museum.
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RM1933 looks very smart on layover just round the corner from Trafalgar Square - note the white on black registration plate.
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From the running day on 17th September 2006, I was lucky enough to get a ride on RM1.
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Also making an appearance was RML2760 so we have the first and last RM's on the same day!
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Unusually showing Aldgate as a destination, RM2089 was on the 15 at the Strand on 21st November 2009.
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RM1627 caught heading east towards Trafalgar Square on 19/11/11.
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RM1562 in Piccadilly after it has re-opened as a two way street, heading for Kensington High Street. A much better destination than Royal Albert Hall.
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From the running day 25/11/12, RM2060 was out on the 15. I believe this normally runs the route anyway so is not a 'special'
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A visitor to the 9 on 25/11/12 was RML2760, the highest number Routemaster, owned by Stagecoach. It has undergone an external repaint and lost the gold 'LondonTransport' lettering and gained a roundel.
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Another visitor to the 9 on 25/11/12 was RML2735, pictured at Trafalgar Square. I like the '50 years of Routemasters on Route 9' in the intermediate display.
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